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Senate rejects governor's education amendments

The Virginia Senate has rejected Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendments to his bill allowing the state to take over perennially failing public schools.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 05:35pm EDT

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, school takeovers

Abortion coverage, Medicaid potential flashpoints

Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendment that would ban abortion coverage from insurance plans sold in Virginia through a health care exchange managed and funded by the federal government faces a narrow vote in the state Senate Wednesday.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 07:24pm EDT

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, abortion, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid

Virginia to arm parents in fight against eating disorders

Supporters are calling a new Virginia law a first step in tackling the growing problem of eating disorders.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 04:41am EDT

Tags: eating disorders, psychology, Virginia General Assembly, Dickie Bell, Virginia schools, Paula Wolfson

AG names committee to examine restoring rights

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed an advisory committee to determine if the Virginia Constitution really allows only the governor to restore felons' voting rights as legislative efforts have failed repeatedly.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:01pm EDT

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, civil rights restoration, Virginia General Assembly

Va. schmoozed feds to get drone-testing site

The Federal Aviation Administration is soliciting proposals for six drone test sites, and Virginia officials are making their pitch.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:17am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, drones, FAA

Bills passed, failed at 2013 General Assembly

The outcome of key legislation at the 2013 General Assembly including the budget and school safety.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 08:45pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly

Senate vote passes $880 million highway reform

The Virginia Senate passed a transportation reform funding bill that would increase taxes in the region. But the new funding would provide enough money to extend Metrorail to Dulles among other transportation projects in Northern Virginia.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 04:22pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding reform bill, transportation funding, Metrorail

With GOP split, Dems hold cards on roads bill fate

With Virginia Republicans split over a transportation funding compromise, Democrats may be the deciding factor in whether the first major reforms to Virginia's highway financing system in 27 years hits the governor's desk.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 07:51pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding, Medicaid

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